Welcome to the B&MK Waterway Trust

The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was established in 1995 to promote the development of a  broad waterway park, which will link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of waterway parks. It will include pathways and green space designed to meet the needs of all who enjoy rambling, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and those who simply like to chill out next to the waterway park.

Latest News

Update on transfer of Environment Agency assets to the Canal and River Trust

At the AGM in June we heard from Peter Walker from the Canal and River Trust about the Environment Agency navigations transfer project which could see a number of important navigations transfer across to the canal and River Trust, including the Great Ouse in Bedford. The two organisations are working closely together on this project … Continue reading “Update on transfer of Environment Agency assets to the Canal and River Trust”

Waterway Park proposed at the heart of new villages

The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park could be the central feature which links a number of new villages south of Milton Keynes and in the Marston Vale. As one of its options for providing new homes Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan consultation proposes a series of new villages in the Marston Vale and near … Continue reading “Waterway Park proposed at the heart of new villages”

Promoting Waterway Park at recent SEMLEP Conference

Last year the B&MKWP Trust submitted evidence to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) about the potential role of the Waterway Park as important infrastructure within the Oxford/Milton Keynes/Cambridge corridor. The Trust and the Canal and River Trust (CRT) made a presentation to a Conference run by the South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) last October … Continue reading “Promoting Waterway Park at recent SEMLEP Conference”